Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

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Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

Post by superd707 » January 5th, 2013, 9:12 am

Greetings. I have been using Atraweb as my primary server and have recently signed up for Extremeusenet (nl) to use to help with missing articles. It seems however that the same articles are missing off of extremeusenet as well. Does anyone know of a better combination or is the new process removing the same articles from all usenet servers? Thanks.

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Re: Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

Post by shypike » January 5th, 2013, 11:08 am

There are just a few backbone providers.
http://www.newsgroupservers.net/newsgro ... _resellers

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Re: Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

Post by sander » January 5th, 2013, 2:52 pm

shypike wrote:There are just a few backbone providers.
http://www.newsgroupservers.net/newsgro ... _resellers
What? Eweka is just a reseller of Highwinds?!

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Re: Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

Post by erdeoz » January 5th, 2013, 7:14 pm

sander wrote:What? Eweka is just a reseller of Highwinds?!
Eweka is not a reseller, it has been part of Highwinds for some years now.

Supernews as primary and Astraweb as back-up works fine for me.

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Post by jaearess » January 8th, 2013, 11:39 pm

I was using a combination of a Giganews unlimited account and a Blocknews block account, but I was still running into a lot of incompletes, especially on shows that have issues with DMCA takedowns.

I recently added a WonderNews (XSNews reseller) block account, and it has helped. I've only been using it for about a week, so I don't have long-term experience, but in the short-term it's helped complete quite a bit that Giganews and Blocknews failed on.

My plan at the moment is to drop Blocknews once my current block account runs out and run Giganews unlimited/WonderNews block from now on.

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Post by shypike » January 9th, 2013, 4:04 am

jaearess wrote: I recently added a WonderNews (XSNews reseller) block account, and it has helped.
I bought a month's subscription. It didn't help at all.
Depends on the kind of material, of course, but their completion rate isn't perfect either.

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Re: Good NL or other usenet provider to use with Astraweb

Post by jaearess » January 17th, 2013, 12:22 am

shypike wrote:
jaearess wrote: I recently added a WonderNews (XSNews reseller) block account, and it has helped.
I bought a month's subscription. It didn't help at all.
Depends on the kind of material, of course, but their completion rate isn't perfect either.
More time using WonderNews has proven you correct. It does work better than Giganews + Blocknews for me, but it's still not nearly perfect.

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